Dumbest Question Ever Asked

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  1. Kingfarthur

    Kingfarthur Purple Belt

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    "Can the UFC handle a gay male fighter?"

    http://cagepages.com/2014/02/10/michael-sam-comes-ufc-ready-first-openly-gay-male-fighter/

    Like, what the fuck is gonna happen? Dana's gonna get the news, trip over himself and fall on the big red "abort" button?

    Congratulations media, for creating something out of nothing, and looking for controversy where there is none. "Hey look, we found a quote from an over the hill Pride fighter from like three years ago where he kinda said grappling with a gay dude would be weird" omg yay controversy!

    Seriously, the UFC coordinates 35+ events per year, hundreds of media sessions, scheduling for 400+ employees/fighters, and allocating 400 Million in revenue, yet they can handle having a gay fighter on the roster? Shut the fuck up media, go finger your butt hole for another 17 hours straight over the NFL draft.
     
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  2. jiujitsuforever

    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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  3. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar Put Up Your Dukes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    To whom are you referring? Is there a particular article that recently came out, or are you just ranting?
     
  4. ufcfan4

    ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    So is the chick she most recently beat Jessica Andrade...
     
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    ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    Not that there's anything wrong with it.
     
  6. Hans Gercmiov

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    Raquel Pennington as well.
     
  7. ufcfan4

    ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    And that's the last win of Andrade, odd
     
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    I'm sure Dana would handle it.
     
  9. Hans Gercmiov

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  10. Lyoto Jackson

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    Can you add some context please. If it was asked by a sherdogger in a forum, then I would maintain that is not any dumber than many other questions on here. Now if its in the media somehow... that would be a dumb question.
     
  11. Kingfarthur

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    Sorry, yes, it was the title of an article, I'll post the link above.
     
  12. vampMGS4

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    Its an article on fox sports. A pretty garbage article if you ask me
     
  13. Lyoto Jackson

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    Thanks!

    Yep, that article is a bit silly. "He's gay, huh. Ok. Well, does he punch people in the face good?"

    That's all we care about these days.
     
  14. Slapchoppin

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    Nick Ring according to some
     
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    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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  16. Hans Gercmiov

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    If he's not gay, he missed a good chance to be.
     
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    actually i think the dumbest question is "how will i won't?" but not many people would ask it.
     
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    I thought Nick Ring was gay? Didn't he come out on TUF?
     
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    there is an article for it, came out yesterday or today, i forget where im just to lazy to google it
     
  20. Ergot

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    I don't think there's any doubt that a gay male fighter would be treated equitably by the UFC, in terms of matchmaking, promotion, etc. Having a fighter come out could generate public interest and would no doubt be looked at as a windfall by the UFC. No one is pushing the big red button, as you say.

    The question is whether the various component parts of the UFC - fans, other fighters, trainers and other people connected with the sport - could handle it without an outburst of intolerance. MMA obviously has a fairly macho culture, and it's difficult for me to imagine a fighter coming out as gay without generating a wave of homophobic backlash, bringing negative attention to the sport.

    I realize there are several openly gay women fighting in the UFC, but I believe male homosexuality carries a greater stigma in the world of sports, especially in a masculinized sport like MMA.

    I'd like to agree with you, that in the 21st century an athlete's sexuality just doesn't matter. But I don't think we're there yet.
     

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